Portland Head Light

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“Sail on; Sail on ye stately ships.

And with your floating bridge and ocean span.

Be mine to guard this light from all eclipse.

Be yours to bring man near unto man.”

  • Longfellow

 

Good morning, The photo theme for today is #LighthouseThursday.

I’ve picked a landmark lighthouse in Maine. The Portland light in  Cape Elizabeth. It was built in 1791

Portland Head Lighthouse
Portland Head Lighthouse
Longfellow
Henry Wadworth Longfellow
Portland Light in black and white
Processed photo in Siver Efex software to give it a more antique look
Photo Opportunity
Tourists at the Lighthouse. I always get a kick out of folks using an iPad for photos.
Wet Paint
A “Wet Paint” event. Local artist create a painting which will comprise an auction event to raise funds for the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust.

Long Beach on Vancouver Island

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Going through the archives I discovered some photos taken in the 1980s when we traveled to Vancouver Island to visit family. These are a good choice for the photo theme #CoastalThursday. Sadly like so many of my slides the dyes had deteriorated before I was able to scan them into a digital format.

Long Beach
Long Beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It is very typical to see a large amount of timber along the shoreline. This beach is quite popular with surfers. In this shot the mountains are obscured by the clouds.
Long Beach
Long Beach is the largest beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

You have been warned!

I try to remember to have a camera with me at all times because you never know what you might see. I always keep my eye out for signs that might be appropriate for the photo theme #SignSunday.

Enjoy the view (at your own risk)
I chose not to enter the water and be dashed on the rocks at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport, MA
Don't Fall

Sign at Highbridge in New Ipswich. It is a little scary to stand on a rock bridge that was built in the 1800s
Strong Currents
Chatham Cape Cod, a place to be afraid of everything

What a blast!
They aren’t kidding, walking into  propeller could ruin your day. A jet exhaust blast could send you flying off the deck.

Enjoy your swim
More bad news from Chatham
Avoid being eaten, stung or bitten
Sharks, Jellyfish and Seals….. Seals?

Escherichia coli
We took a chance and jumped in anyway
Enjoy your hike
I hate ticks, creepy disease vectors. Enjoy your hike.

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